June 22, 2020

Since we were last together the world has dramatically changed in ways we could have never imagined.  Not one of us has gone untouched.  And while we were advised to close our doors to the physical world, we are now challenged to open our hearts to our neighbors more t...

June 9, 2020

Last Tuesday I was heading out to take Rugby for his walk, and I noticed some of my neighbors had already taken their garbage cans to the curb.  "Funny," I thought.  "The garbage truck doesn't come for three more days."  It eventually dawned on me that it was Thursday,...

April 6, 2020

Well.....no, not yet.


Our new normal keeps shifting and has opened up a whole new batch of buzz words, which I confess, I am already a bit weary of. 

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March 17, 2020

My husband and I worshiped this Sunday morning via live stream church service on my iPad.  When schools, businesses, restaurants, professional sports and CHURCH buildings temporarily close their doors in the name of safety, it's time to re-evaluate some plans.

As proact...

February 18, 2020

Having taught for 15+ years, I have recognized how the artwork of colored pencil artists has become more sophisticated over time, which was never more evident than during the 2019 end-of-year Drawn Together Show.

I realize that BTS artists are pushing themselves out of...

August 30, 2019

The Big Valley theme song kept running through my head as my husband and I gazed across the magnificent landscape of the Tetons on a recent vacation to Yellowstone National Park, a bucket list trip for me.  It's one of those places you must experience for yourself to f...

July 11, 2019

Those of you who have been in the studio with me over the past year may have heard me mention once or twice or hundred times that I am a new “GrAndie”.  Because our two- soon to be three- grandchildren do not live around the corner from us, our calendar has become a "f...

April 1, 2019

Is your drawing style similar to your cooking style?  Find out here...

February 18, 2019

My husband, Steve, goes to great lengths to make sure the bird population in our back yard is well taken care of.  We have multiple bird houses scattered around to accommodate the variety of feeding preferences, and he dutifully trudges through the snow all winter so t...

June 20, 2018

There was a discussion last week in an evening class about how important it is to look up from our computer screens, cell phones and yes, our drawing tables. Apparently our eyes need the "practice" of seeing not only what is up close, but also what is far away. I never...

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